Impossible To Recognize: Rare Photos Of Celebrities At The Very Young Age
It is very typical that people have a specific stage of their lives they just simply want to erase, eliminate all the evidence of its existence, and forget it. However, the past is always chasing us, mainly when you are a famous person because all your private details will undoubtedly come to light. Eagle-eyed journalists are experts at finding information and images about our most beloved celebs.
Thanks to them, we can discover that they were mere people before they achieved international recognition. If you saw them while they were young, you could never imagine they are the actors, actresses, or singer we all love and admire. Well, in this article, we bring you some photos of famous people during their childhood or teenage years. Take a look, but you won't believe your eyes!
1. Dwayne Johnson
Better known as "The Rock", the American actor is recognized for his hulking physique and big muscles, but he has not always been like that. Back in 1988, when he was only 16 years old, the Florida native started to dabble in the wrestling world, not a surprise when coming from a family of champions in the physical activity. However, he did not look like a bruiser back then and even had hair!
2. Marilyn Monroe
The gorgeous American actress was and is still one of the favorites of all time. Thanks to her beauty, charisma, and talent, she earned a prominent position in Hollywood and had a successful artistic career. Sadly, in 1962, her lifeless body was found in her house with an overdose of fatal substances in her blood. Her demise was polemic because, though her official cause of death was suicide, many speculate it could have been a murder.
Nevertheless, Marilyn will always be remembered as a great icon in American culture. The image below shows her days before fame. During mid-1944, she moved in with her parents and started to work at the Radioplane Munitions Factory in Van Nuys, California. David Conover took this photo as a morale-boosting initiative of female workers. After that, Monroe started working as a model with him, and the rest is history.
3. Princess Diana
The People's Princess did not earn that title for no reason. Her philanthropist character, her beauty, and charisma made everyone love her. That is why her death in 1997 during a car crash in Paris, France, shook the entire world. Her divorce of Prince Charles had been settled a year before, and she was just starting to enjoy her life as a single woman without the rules and regulations of the British monarchy.
This picture was taken when she was only 19 years old. Diana Spencer comes from a family of British nobility with royal ancestry, so her early years were full of wealth and luxury. At that time, she was working as a nursery teacher's assistant at Pimlico's Young England School. She got an apartment at Coleherne Court as an 18th birthday gift from her mother in 1979 and lived there for two years with three roommates.
4. Hillary Clinton
The politician and wife of the ex-president of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, could have been the head of state of the vast country; however, she lost against the candidate from the Republican party. The former First Lady of the US has been accused of various misdeeds that prove she did some illegal activities in previous years. One of the controversies was that she apparently sent classified information.
In the picture below from 1969, Hillary was 22 years old when was starting to shape her political view. In that same year, she graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors in political science. Her fellow seniors selected her as a student speaker at commencement, and she gave a speech at the event which received a seven-minute standing ovation.
5. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer became a well-known artist and one of the highest paid actress in the world between the years 2015 and 2016. She started her acting career at the young age of 14 with small parts in sitcoms and independent drama productions. It is very likely that the picture below was taking around that time. However, she achieved wider recognition with her role as Mystique in the X-Men: First Class in 2011.
But The Hunger Games was her springboard to stardom. She starred as Katniss Everdeen, a young girl that participated in the games and caused a national rebellion. Nowadays, Lawrence's net worth is around $653 million, earning her a prominent place in Hollywood. Moreover, the general public loves her acting talent, stunning appearance, fascinating performances, and charisma.
Maybe you will mistake her for Miley Cyrus, but she is indeed the Queen of Pop. She earned the title with hit songs such as Like a Prayer, Papa Don't Preach, Vogue, and Like a Virgin. She was very popular with MTV's fame in the 80s, and since then, her career has been on the rise. Back in the 70s, when the photo was possibly taken, Madonna Louise relocated to NY to try her luck and work as a backup singer and dancer.
The Colombian singer has had a lot of success for almost two decades. Although you might see her with a golden mane, she was born with dark hair. This photo was taken in the 90s, so she was already trying her luck as a singer. Shakira recorded with Sony Music Colombia when she was only 13, and the outcome was her debut album, Magia. It was not very successful, but she didn't give up until she became a worldwide recognized singer.
8. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian
These two members of the Kardashians' clan are reality show stars renowned in different parts of the world but mainly in the USA. Apart from the controversy surrounding this family throughout the years, fans also know they love going to the surgeon's office. The physical changes are very evident considering the following image, so it is impossible for everyone not to talk about it. They were still gorgeous without any enhancements, though.
There is nothing that fame and a lot of money cannot change in these celebrities' physical appearances. However, luckily for us, we still have photos like the ones we have just shown you to remind us how they looked before becoming famous. And now we can say they were just like us. If you enjoyed this article, do not forget to share it with others who want to see the young versions of our beloved artists.